michigan divided. joining me now is ranking member of the house ways and means committee and representative of michigan's 12th district, congressman, welcome and thank you for that powerful op-ed today going right at the governor for the flip-flop. first, explain the flip-flop. what happened and why? >> well, he had said it wasn't on his agenda. and then he got pressure from the radical right and essentially he turned 180 degrees. and it was more than a flip-flop. it was a dangerous turn not only for the state of michigan, i think for the country. you know, having a voice in the workplace, eliot was critical for the development of the middle class. 40 some years ago i worked with two republicans governor george romney gil milligan, to give a voice in the workplace to workers. in those days, a firefighter was making $5,000. a teacher was making $5,000.